Ten Random Quotes
"The nearest the modern general or admiral comes to a small-arms encounter of any sort is at a duck hunt in the company of corporation executives at the retreat of Continental Motors, Inc."
"The hardest thing to believe about The Fan is not that Robert De Niro is stalking somebody again but that anyone cares that much about a baseball player."
"I sometimes think that the price of liberty is not so much eternal vigilance as eternal dirt."
"A good conscience fears no witness, but a guilty conscience is solicitous even in solitude. If we do nothing but what is honest, let all the world know it. But if otherwise, what does it signify to have nobody else know it, so long as I know it myself? Miserable is he who slights that witness."
"Television is simply automated daydreaming."
"I have the terrible feeling that, because I am wearing a white beard and am sitting in the back of the theatre, you expect me to tell you the truth about something. These are the cheap seats, not Mount Sinai."
"Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck."
"Philosophy stands in the same relation to the study of the actual world as masturbation to sexual love."
"I guess we'd be living in a boring, perfect world if everybody wished everybody else well."
"Children need models rather than critics."
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